February 10, 2021
Dental implants to replace missing teeth have become an integral part of current conventional dentistry. Accepted protocols now include two-stage delayed loading, one-stage delayed loading, immediate loading in a healed receptor site, tilted implant placement, immediate loading in fresh extraction sites, partial extraction therapy (PET), socket shield technique and root membrane concept.
August 9, 2017
Historically, when a patient’s dental condition reached a state of total tooth loss, treatment was limited to a complete denture with no hope of improving that status. The greatest challenge, particularly when working with a lower jaw, was providing a denture with reasonable stability and retention. Success was greatly dependent upon the skill of the practitioner but also on the neuromuscular ability of the patient, their supporting structures and a philosophical attitude toward their condition. Treatment for patients suffering complete edentulism has been revolutionised by the ongoing success of dental implants so that the standard of care for the mandible is an implant overdenture.